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Bay-Delta Tour 2014
Field Trip (past)

The 2014 tour took place June 18 – 20.

This 3-day, 2-night tour takes participants to the heart of California water policy – the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay.

Stops included the Delta Cross Channel, the city of Stockton, Bay-Delta model in Sausalito, Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Suisun Marsh. Issues discussed included Delta planning initiatives, water project operations, fish passage, ecosystem restoration, levees and flood management, Delta agriculture, storage, and drinking water quality and water supply reliability. The tour began and ended at Sacramento International Airport and included a ferry ride across San Francisco Bay.

The Water Education Foundation’s tours are action-packed field trips that offer participants a firsthand look at the water facilities, rivers and regions critical in the debate about the future of water resources. Issues of water supply, water quality, environmental restoration, flood management, groundwater and water conservation are addressed by a wide-range of speakers representing different viewpoints.

Tour Sponsors


Bureau of Reclamation – Lower Colorado Region

One of five Reclamation regions, the Lower Colorado Region serves as the “water master” for the last 688 miles of the Colorado River, as well as Hoover, Davis and Parker dams.


California Department of Water Resources
Major Sponsor

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.


Adventurer Sponsor

We specialize in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, and regulatory compliance. For more than four decades we’ve guided integrated decision-making, developing innovative and workable solutions that inform development and restoration projects based on sound science, policy, and planning.


Traveler Sponsor

While we are most well-known for delivering architecture and engineering services—for adding beauty and structure to communities through high performance buildings and smart infrastructure—we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include the firepower of archeologists, economists, builders, analysts, artists and scientists.


Turlock Irrigation District
Traveler Sponsor

TID was the first publicly owned irrigation district in California, and is one of only four irrigation districts in California that provides irrigation water as well as electric retail energy directly to homes, farms and businesses.

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